Ford—Econovan JH—rear brake link plate and rear brake idle lever replacement
What are the defects?
Repeated excessive hand brake loads applied to the rear brake link plate may cause it to crack. Continual use in a cracked condition may allow a piece of the link plate to break away and be pinched between the brake shoe and the brake drum. Reduced braking performance and/or brake lockup may result.
What are the hazards?
Reduced braking performance and/or brake lockup.
What should consumers do?
Contact local dealer.